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Massena Shiraz Barossa Valley the Eleventh Hour 2005

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Massena Vineyards Pty Ltd:
On a brightly moonlit Tuesday evening at around eleven o'clock on the Barossa to Clare road, two young blokes are cruising their way to work the midnight shift for the last vintage of the century, in a beat-up old Toyota Corolla “The Brown Bullet”. During the drive home, we would often crave a soft slurpy wine to wash down a hard night's work. Out of this ideal wedecided to join forces and ma... Read more
On a brightly moonlit Tuesday evening at around eleven o'clock on the Barossa to Clare road, two young blokes are cruising their way to work the midnight shift for the last vintage of the century, in a beat-up old Toyota Corolla “The Brown Bullet”. During the drive home, we would often crave a soft slurpy wine to wash down a hard night's work. Out of this ideal wedecided to join forces and make a Grenache based wine to be enjoyed whenever the mood takes hold. As such Massena Vineyards first wine “The Moonlight Run” was born. The two of us have been mates since High School and have been producing Barossa wine since that initial vintage in 1999, concentrating on the traditional values and techniques which have made the wines of this region unique. We source our fruit from dedicated growers in the North Western Barossa areas of Greenock, Kalimna and Koonunga Hill, providing fruit from dry farmed, low yielding vines up to 120 years of age. Whilst we work mostly with traditional Barossa varieties Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro from these growers, we also enjoy experimenting and trialling new varieties in the Barossa such as Petite Sirah, Barbera, Dolcetto, Roussanne, Saperavi and Tannat. In true artisan style each vineyard section is kept separate during vinification and elevage, until the final blends areassembled. Read less
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Snooth User: Wine Fire
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4.50 5
02/08/2012

This is a delightfully smooth and elegant wine of distinct clarity and focus that still manages great grip and zing. Rich, pure dark fruit on the nose and palate, along with fresh ground pepper on both as well, make this wine an immediately pleasing and balanced composition with a wonderful lingering finish. At 30 minutes, dark chocolate, tar, pepper, plum and blueberry intermingle in an evolving bouquet on the nose, as dark fruits, chocolate and pepper light up the palate. At one hour, ground pepper still leads the band on the nose with added notes of pecan and wild flower, even as sweet blackberry and tangy spices, mainly pepper, dominate the palate. At 1.5 hours, coffee, mocha, cherry and blackberry notes make a medley on the palate, with wild flower bouquets wafting across the nose.


Snooth User: RPerro
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4.00 5
04/11/2009

Decanted 30 min. prior to first taste. Explosive nose of fruit, cola and tobacco leaf. Very thick, dark as night. This is a joy to smell! First taste is HUGE fruit, alcohol heat, cigarbox, and a touch of tartness and sour cherries on the long finish. Definitely has some heat (label says 14.5% ABV) that hits you on the finish as well. More time in the decanter...After 3+ hours in the decanter, I have another taste. Heat is almost gone, nose now somewhat muted, but the fruit is still all there, as is the tart finish. This is a nice wine, but I'm not as impressed as I was with the 2005 Mitolo GAM. Excellent - 89 points. [Note: Leaving this in the decanter overnight, so may report again when I taste it tomorrow.]


Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.00 5
05/15/2009

Rich, lots going on. Balanced acidity, 14.5% jamminess. Black fruit. Concentrated. Blueberry. Great for a jam bomb.


Snooth User: Charliea
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5.00 5
02/25/2008

Wow. This is a smooth, mouthful that just goes on and on. Very nice wine and a bargain for the price.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

2005 Massena Shiraz The 11TH Hour Australien Region: South Australia Apellation: South Australia Syrah 750 ml. 96 RP Free Shipping Insurance


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
11/25/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2005 - Massena Shiraz The 11TH Hour - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: South Australia - Syrah - 750 ml. 96 RP



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